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listening in on the news conference of japan's chief cabinet secretary yukio edano. he'll be giving ugs the latest developments at the fukushima daiichi nuclear power plant. >> translator: reportedly iaea suggested the japanese government issue an evacuation order. what do you say? >> translator: yes, the iaea has been conducting a soil survey, and one of the sample readings have exceeded iaea recommended leve levels, and it's been advised to the japanese government that we should take careful decisions based on these sampling results, and they will -- we have been continuing the atmospheric radiation surveys near the site and the iaea sampling results will also be taken into consideration for further detailed monitoring on the part of the japanese government. and as to the radiation levels in soil, this has exceeded the recommended limits. if the health hazard can develop to humans who stay near the site for prolonged periods of time, but there is no immediate health hazards if the exposure will continue for a prolonged period of time, the impact can occur. we will continue the ongoing
earlier to a correspondent who joined us in north east japan. pitt -- " >> well, they are still trying to figure out what to do with contaminated water. the contamination levels exceed 3500 times the legal limit today. the president has been hospitalized in tokyo for fatigue and dizzy spells, and he was last seen in public the day after the tsunami, so it seems that there is some disorder within the country. also, we have been hearing about the car -- harsh conditions, some sleeping in stairwells and only getting two meals a day of crackers and, and now, they are be putting in a gymnasium about 10 kilometers away from that. it does not look like they will get this thing under control anytime soon. >> but was chris reporting from japan. and there is talk about the safety of exports being sent from japan. these products are sent around the world. it is uncertain how much radiation has leaked from the fukushima facility, and that has led many to ban food imports from the region, but they export much more than food. there are now many unanswered questions about the possible contamination o
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implicates our energy security. the situation in japan leads us to ask questions about our energy sources. in an economy that relies so heavily on oil, rising prices at the pump affect everybody. workers, farmers, truck drivers, restaurant owners, students who are lucky enough to have a car. businesses, you see rising prices at the pump hurt their bottom line. families feel the pinch when they filled their tanks. and for americans who are struggling to get by, a hike in gas prices really makes their lives that much harder. it hurts. if you are somebody who works in a relatively low-wage job and you have a commute to work, it takes up a big chunk of your income. you may not be able to buy as many groceries. you may have to cut back on medicine in order to fill the gas tank. this is something that everybody is affected by. we have been down this road before. it was three years ago that gas prices topped four dollars a gallon. -- $4 a gallon on. i was in the middle of a presidential campaign. working folks remember because it hit a lot of people pretty hard. and because we're at the height o
at fukushima. i put that question earlier to a correspondent who joined us in north east japan. pitt -- " >> well, they are still trying to figure out what to do with contaminated water. the contamination levels exceed 3500 times the legal limit today. the president has been hospitalized in tokyo for fatigue and dizzy spells, and he was last seen in public the day after the tsunami, so it seems that there is some disorder within the country. also, we have been hearing about the car -- harsh conditions, some sleeping in stairwells and only getting two meals a day of crackers and, and now, they are be putting in a gymnasium about 10 kilometers away from that. it does not look like they will get this thing under control anytime soon. >> but was chris reporting from japan. and there is talk about the safety of exports being sent from japan. these products are sent around the world. it is uncertain how much radiation has leaked from the fukushima facility, and that has led many to ban food imports from the region, but they export much more than food. there are now many unanswered question
that many people are trying to figure out. the nuclear crisis in japan is causing really big concerns about the food supply. so far, 99 individually tested food products including spinage, milk, cabbage, and celery left with high radiation levels. >> what is safe today and two days later, that was not true. >> now the store manager says he spends time every day trying to convince customers that the food he sells is safe. >>> today is opening day for baseball here in the u.s. but the earthquake and tsunami has quieted the passionate japanese fans and pushed back the start of their baseball season. reports from tokyo, players are using the extended offseason to help out the victims. >> you'll hear the sounds of baseball along japan's ravaged northern coast, just not cheers for professional baseball. high school ball is the only show on tv for evacuees. the region's biggest star far from the field collecting donations. he plays for sendai's eagles. a team displaced by the disaster. everybody rallied to help us, he says, we must do our best to win for them. opening day in japan has been dela
at fukushima power plant in japan have reached a new high. radioactive iodine is more than four times the legal limit. they don't knsnoknow if it's co from the air or leaking from the plant. france's president is there to show france's concern for their people. world headlines starts now. >>> good morning from cnn london. i'm charles hudson. >> good afternoon from cnn hong kong. i'm pauline chu. this is world business today. the stop stories, march 31st, compensation claims and cleanup costs. the cleanup from fukushima daiichi plant gets more and more expensive. >>. >>> awaiting results of stress tests. >>> this man is the son of libya's leader. he also interned at several u.s. companies. find out what he got out of that placement and what the companies he worked with had hoped to get out of him. >>> let's get straight over to the stock market here in europe. 62 minutes into the trading day. and very much a mixed picture. i think after what has been a week of some recovery on stock markets and we've seen some gain, really, they're marking time. zurich is off by about a third of a percent. the d
those rebel forces for a closer look. >>> radiation fears. the nuclear crisis in japan has a lot of people asking could it happen here, and would warning systems work if it did? >>> price check. a new drug to help prevent premature babies, but at what cost for those who need it? >>> and the close call for an american president 30 years ago tonight. what we didn't know until now. >>> also here tonight, the first-ever view of a neighbor of ours. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. right about now during these past few days across our country, people are watching this unfolding situation in libya. the rebels versus gadhafi. americans have heard president obama defending the u.s. air campaign he ordered, sending our service members to fight a third concurrent conflict far from home. in our conversation with the president yesterday, he wouldn't rule out or in giving american weapons to these rebels. and now you're going to get to see the rebels we're talking about, the side the u.s. is supporting in this war. we're going to begin
. >> in japan today, new radiation tests near the nuclear power plant show a much greater level of contamination and the plant's owners are issuing an apology. >> we want to apologize from the bottom of our hearts for the fact that the effects of this serious accident have spread to the atmosphere, waterways, farm products, and drinking water. >> sea water outside the plant contains the highest levels of contamination since the crisis began. it's more than three times the legal limit of radioactive iodine. >> we need to be vigilant and we have to make further efforts. >> unlikely to build up significantly in fish. meanwhile, many japanese citizens have moved away from that contaminated reactor. today the emperor and empress visited tokyo. they asked the agency if japanese citizens should be evacuated farther away from the plant. he would advise japan to carefully assess the situation. >>> federal regulators tried to reassure about the safety of nuclear power plants here in america. one senator asked the head of the nuclear regulatory commission if any u.s. plants are as of the same design as the
>>> on our broadcast tonight, radiation in milk. the latest evidence of the japan disaster in this country. but is it enough to worry about? >>> on the ground. president obama says he won't allow american boots on the ground in libya, but the cia is there. >>> also what it means now that nato is running the show. >>> extreme weather. extreme enough to flip planes upside down in the south and in the northeast here comes a serious winter storm. >>> and making a difference. why this kid's choir gets a standing ovation every time out. >>> "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. for weeks now we've been covering the nuclear disaster i japan, and not only the damage and suffering there, but the slow and inevitable drift of radiation into the atmosphere and landing here. so far it's been detected in 15 states across the u.s., all the way from the west coast to the east, and all the while we've been told these are minute, trace amounts that pose no harm to any of us. but now the epa says traces of radiation have been found in milk.
on the west coast. >> how it's connected to the nuclear crisis in japan. hello. i'm don scott. >> i'm jessica kartalija. as japan struggles withs it nuclear crisis, more equipment is being sent to help. more traces of radiation are turning up here in the u.s. >> reporter: the united nations wants japan to expand the evacuation zone around the damaged fukushima power plant. there's now a 12-mile mandatory zone. high radiation levels have been discovered in a sprig 25 miles away. inside the zone police inside protective suits are looking for bodies killed in the earthquake and tsunami. they recovered 19 on wednesday but many more are smissments officials say concerns about radiation are slowing the work. the latest tests of sea water show radiation levels are still rising, now more than 4300 times the legal limit. the crisis is turning fukushima into a ghost town. the city is outside the evacuation zone, but residents enmass rush home from work to minimize radiation expose smumplet trains are not running and shops are closing at 5 p.m. this merchant said it's lonely at night. no one is outside.
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. also tonight, milk in the u.s. now showing traces of radiation from japan. what authorities are doing to keep you safe. why did plants that bury nuclear waste inside nevada's yucca mountain get killed? was it safety fears or politics? and the sweet taste of success. they owe their lottery jackpot to a candy bar. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> hill: good evening. katie is off tonight. muammar qaddafi's inner circle continues to shrink. first, his foreign minister defected last night. and then today, his u.n. ambassador quit while in egypt. just the same, qaddafi's military, though decimated by allied air strikes, is still pounding rebel forces. driving them further east away from key oil towns. one rebel leader compared qaddafi to a wounded animal, one that's more dangerous than a healthy one, which once again raises the question-- just what should the u.s. do moving forward? david martin begins our coverage. >> reporter: there may be no american troops on the ground, but c.i.a. officers are
to do to stop the current situation. >> how will japan's nuclear disaster impact us here? a team of experts reveal radiation findings and tell us if our nuclear plants need change. >>> plus, topper is tracking another round of cold rain and snow. >>> also, how apathy can kill. a crowd of metro riders ignore a man lying unconscious on the ground choosing to step over him rather than help. >> this is 9news now. >>> from the disaster in japan to the unrest in libya, america is there to help. >> most of the time but right here in our own country we see time and again examples of unconcerned selfishness. people ignoring people in pain, distress, even dying. now a recent tragedy here in washington has many wondering. are folks just too busy to care? only on 9 we talked to a man who says a life could have been saved if more people were willing to help. >> reporter: imagine going about your routine commute on the metro and you come across a man collapsed on the ground except no one is stopping to help. that's exactly what one man says happened here this this metro station. >> people did
-- radiation continues to seep from japan's stricken fukushima nuclear plant. and ireland awaits the results of stress tests on the banks. just how much more cash is needed to save them? >> one of gaddafi's closest allies is in the u.k., saying he's no longer prepared to represent the country's regime. moussa koussa was questioned for several hours by british officials. this latest development comes as the white house has declined to comment on reports that president obama has authorized covert american support for the rebels in libya. here's humphrey hawksley. >> for years, colonel gaddafi's loyal lieutenant, moussa koussa, has been a familiar figure in tripoli during the uprising. now he's being debriefed by british officials, who hope his deep insider knowledge of the regime will bring about its early downfall. in his faltering media appearances, he blamed al qaeda for the violence and the west for its colonialism and oil interests. all the time, he was in close contact with the british government. he knows many there. in 2004, tony blair and colonel gaddafi's historic meeting was arrange
. jay korff, abc 7 news. >>> let's get the latest on the disaster in japan. abc 7 news has learned the u.s. military is sending a maryland- based marine unit to japan in response to the nuclear crisis. the team is based at the indian head nucleate -- surface warfare center and is expected to arrive on friday. they're trained in personal decontamination. they will remain on standby in areas close to the fukushima plant. >>> a memorial service has been planned for the teacher who died in the earthquake and tsunami in japan. taylor &'s family will hold a service in her memory this saturday -- taylor and%'s family will hold a service in her memory this saturday. . death is the first reported american fatality in the disaster. >>> maryland lawmakers are one step closer to cracking down on the reliability of energy companies, approving an amendment or energy providers could be punished and does not list per day to a percentage of the revenue if they do not meet standards. supporters say the standards are needed every slew of whether related power outages in montgomery county and prince george'
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, considering the nuclear crisis in japan. the milk sample was taken from the spokane area, and the amount was 5,000 times below the level of concern. >>> however, radiation levels near the fukushima nuclear power plant continue to rise. a u.n. agency says it found very high levels of radiation 25 miles from the plant, and japanese officials are considering widening the evacuation zone. radiation in sea water near fukushima is how more than 4,300 times the legal limit. >>> later this week, ohio's governor john kasich is expected to sign into law a bill that severely restricts union rights. the ohio legislature passed the measure yesterday, following contentious debate and much protest. the measure affects the collective bargaining rights of 350,000 ohio public employees. it allows unions to negotiate wages, but not healthcare, sick time or pension benefits. and unlike a similar law in wisconsin, the restrictions include police and firefighters. >>> also in ohio, spring was interrupted with some winter weather. parts of the state experienced near blizzard conditions yesterday, and that made trave
. >>> there is increasing pressure on japan to expand the evacuation zone around the damaged nuclear power plant. the international atomic energy agency says japanese authorities should consider expanding the zone beyond the current 12-mile radius after high levels of radiation were detected at a village 25 miles from the plant. scientists at uc berkeley are connecting their own tests on the level of radiation from japan on bay area water, milk and grass. now the tests confirm that trace radioactive particles from japan can be detected in bay area reservoirs, in the soil and in the grasses. and since cows eat the grass, the radioactivity is also showing up in milk. >> we're trying to quantify path ways of how this material gets here, how it falls down to the ground, how that then transfers to our water supply. >> the scientists emphasize though that the amount of radioactivity they're finding is extremely small and does not pose any health risk. >>> well, today is the last day shoppers can help with a fundraiser for victims of japan's earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster. more than a dozen s
, or they're running low. demand for prius tends to surge when gas prices jumped. but japan's earthquake has set production back several weeks. >>> the housing market may be slumping but don't tell that to one russian billionaire. an investor bought the silicone mansion for $100 million. now, this is among the most ever paid for a single-family home. the 30,000-square foot house that was inspired by an 18th century french chateau it has a ball room, a wine cellar, and an indoor and -- of course, it does -- an outdoor pool. >> and if you're wondering where that money comes from, that man is a big investor in facebook. >> how do you furnish 30,000 square feet? my goodness. >> tough life. >> yeah. >>> well, coming up next, the whale that killed a trainer is actually back in front of fans performing again. >>> and then did a pro tennis star aim for a crying child in the stands? >>> and plus a health scare for tv's most famous judge. we'll be right back. ♪ ♪ ♪ introducing purina one beyond a new food for your cat or dog. >> ( beeping ) ( beeping stops ) >> announcer: free is better.h@ the v
>>> tonight on "world news," the truth about american milk. a trace of radiation from japan turning up in the u.s. milk supply. exactly how much? is it completely safe? we take you inside the laboratory to see for yourself. >>> tornado fury. violent twisters tossing everything in their path, even striking the space center in florida. >>> mega-wow. seven overjoyed coworkers claim that $319 million prize. and we find one of the colleagues who opted out of the ticket that day. what did he say to us? >>> and, coming home. the marine who watched the birth of his first child from the battlefield with us finally gets to hold her tiny hand, right here, tonight. >>> good evening. we begin with america's milk, and that radiation from japan. all day, we have heard the reassurances that the radiation now being found in some of the u.s. milk supply is minimal and poses no risk. so, we spent this day answering some serious questions. since the radiation in some form has been found in 20 states, exactly how much has been linked to the milk and how the are experts sure that it is safe? abc's abbie
solid qaddafi's inner circle is now. >> hill: that damaged nuclear plant in japan is still leaking radiation tonight. water tested beneath the plant today showed radiation measuring 10,000 times the legal limit. and the levels in sea water have jumped again, now more than 4,000 times what's acceptable. for the first time, elevated radiation levels were found in meat. the meat came from a single cow near the fukushima plant. one vivid example of the fear all of this is causing, there you see a mother. she had her baby born just four days after the quake and tsunami screened for radiation contamination. in this country, many are also on heightened alert after traces of radioactive iodine were found in milk in california and washington state. the contamination is described as minuscule, posing no threat to the public. john blackstone shows us what's being done to make sure our food is safe. >> reporter: the amount of radioactive iodine measured in milk on the west coast was so small that it did not rise above the normal background level of radiation. still, it's the first evidence tha
work. in light of the ongoing events in japan, a want to take a minute to talk about nuclear power. right now, america gets one- fifth of our electricity from nuclear energy. it is important to recognize that nuclear energy does not emit carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. those of us who are concerned about climate change, we have to recognize that nuclear power if it is safe can make a significant contribution to the climate change question. i am determined to ensure that it is safe. in light of what is happening, i have requested a comprehensive safety review by the nuclear regulatory commission to make sure that all of our nuclear energy facilities are safe. we will incorporate those conclusions and lessons from japan in design and the building of the next generation of plants. but we simply cannot take it off the table. my administration is leading global discussions toward a new international framework in which all countries who are operating nuclear plants are making sure they are notbut more broadly, an energy standard can expand the scope of clean energy investments because
representative mike pence. >> woodruff: spencer michels looks at the science behind tsunamis and whether japan's crisis is a wake-up call for the united states. >> government scientists here in seattle say their tsunami warning systems saved a lot of lives but they're not sure what would happen if the big one hits the pacific northwest. >> brown: and margaret warner updates the political chaos and escalating violence in the african nation of ivory coast. that all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> you can't manufacture pride, but pride builds great cars. and you'll find it in the people at toyota, all across america. >> auto companies make huge profits. >> last year, chevron made a lot of money. >> where does it go? >> every penny and more went into bringing energy to the world. >> the economy is tough right now, everywhere. >> we pumped $21 million into local economies, into small businesses, communities, equipment, materials. >> that money could make a big difference to a lot of people. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. d
mission to the u.n. jenna: to japan, right now that danger zone is expanding, dangerous levels of radiation now detected 25 miles away from the fukushima plant, outside the evacuation zone we've been talking about the last couple of weeks. this is certainly slowly down the discovery recovery. take a look at this, destruction in a coastal city in northern japan, a big commercial fishing port known for atracking tourists. manual that now as you take a look at these images. survivors are trying to put their lives back together from scratch. dominic di-natale is streaming live with more. >> reporter: the united states has repeatedly been calling on japan for some days to expand the exclusion zone, that is, you know, forced evacuation, to up to 30 miles outside the fukushima plant. but now we've detected that high levels are radiation are being detected 25 miles from the plant and that's been discovered recently. the japanese government seems to be under no determination at all to actually expand the solution area at all, says there's no immediate attempts at all to expand the evacu
also reminded congress that there are 18,000 u.s. service members helping out in japan right now. >> we are in serious budget trouble. the ongoing cr and significant budget cuts at a time when we are asked to do so much i think brings this issue home. and, frankly, i need help from the congress, the department of defense needs help from the congress. if we're going to do all these things, we need the resources to do them. >> gates was visibly annoyed with the questioning on capitol hill today. he also -- he and admiral mullen also mentioned that american striker jets will basically be put on stand by in italy and the ac-130 and 810 war hogs will not be used in a couple of days. >> shepard: we have been hearing that qaddafi's son was in the united states. what do we know about that visit. >> we know a little more tonight. we know that the state department representative met him at the airport and was with him through the entire visit. that it was organized through pentagon officials through the air force that he went to the national defense university as well as to the air force academy.
counter-terrorism terrorist. >>> we want to follow the latest on japan, the nuclear disaster and unfortunate news to report. dangerous levels of radiation are now being reported well beyond the government radiation evacuation zone of that nuclear power plant. right now, everyone within 13 miles of the daiichi power station, they have been ordered to leave within a 13 mime radius. now, they say radiation has exceeded radiation levels in a village 25 miles northwest of the plant. the 7,000 people who live there have not been ordered to leave but the iaea is now advising the japanese government to carefully assess the situation there. >>> meantime, two states on the west coast of the united states are reporting low levels of radiation showing up in the milk. health officials in san luis oh b obispo, california are saying it's not a significant threat but still there and not a surprise says blair thompson of the washington dairy commission. let's listen. >>> traveled across the jetstream and pacific ocean and landed on our shores. it's hardly a surprise that happened, expected. r
earthquake warnings are really hitting home, especially after the disaster in japan. also the devastating crisis we've seen in haiti and new zealand as well. see who's prepared here in the u.s. and who is not. you think earthquakes you think california but that's not the hot spot in the country. it's crazy. >> a lot of other zones. it would surprise you. >>> also ahead, the millions of taxpayer dollars that should be helping companies develop alternative energy. well, where is that money really going? why is congress now investigating? >>> later this half hour, the nonprofit company that developed a web browser that competes with microsoft's internet explorer. see why the new version of firefox is so different. daniel sieberg techs it out. i like to say that. >> techs it out. >>> a major wake-up call for our nation in the wake of suffering overseas. it comes from our top scientists saying the u.s. is nowhere near prepared for a major earthquake. >> which is really scary. 39 of the 50 states, in fact, are at moderate to high risk for an earthquake. one of the riskiest states is tennessee,
gunfire from ground forces loyal to the government. >>> meanwhile, now more radiation from japan has been detected right here in the u.s. this time it's very low levels of radiation found in milk in washington state. >> hard to believe. but the levels are way too low to cause concern, from what we're hearing. in japan itself, progress at that crippled nuclear plant is hard to come by. t.j. winick has the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, rob and peggy. if you're having a hard time figuring out how the recovery operation is going in japan at that nuclear power plant, you're not alone. day after day, heart break in japan's tsunami-ravaged northeast. this week yet another mass burial. this no denying the scope of this country's tredy. but at the fukushima daiichi nuclear power plant, the threat appears to change day to day. even hour to hour. >> workers can only go in for 30 minutes, getting a fuel year's dose of radiation. this is really bad. >> reporter: that assessment was just one week ago. we were told plant workers were essentially engaged in a suicide mission. one writi
with a devastating quake, a wakeup call tonight. with images of japan in all our minds, top scientists issued a report saying we're not ready. 39 of 50 states sit in the zones. the dark red are the riskiest. we decided to look at tennessee. steve osunsami is there tonight. good evening, steve. >> reporter: good evening, diane. the last time this fault jolted was in 1976. you could feel it hundreds of miles away. scientists say this area is overdue for a much bigger one. and that everyone should be ready. experts today told us that the japanese are proof you can never be too prepared for earthquakes. they were the most ready in the worlds. strict building codes. sky scrapers built on springs. it was still devastating. today, scientists in the u.s. say we're unprepared. >> a number of cities are at risk on the eastern seaboard for major earthquakes. boston, new york city, charleston. >> reporter: it's not just california. the most dangerous zone is in the middle of the country. in the lower midwest. the last big one here was in 1895. and when, not if, when it happens again, millions would be le
are no longer limited to japan. it's now in our own backyard. researchers at uc-berkeley announcing their discovery this evening. let's bring in nbc bay area's cheryl hurd who joins us with late-breaking details. first, what's tainteded? is there any type of warning at this stage? >> reporter: well, we're talking about tap water and milk. and there are no warnings tonight. but the trace levels of radiation found in tap water and milk are very, very low. but trace levels have been found in 14 states including spokane, washington. but for scientists' point of view, this is big news. scientists here at uc-berkeley have made a new discovery. >> we bought milk from our neighborhood store here. and we started to measure it. and as of last night, we see small amounts of iodine even in our milk. >> reporter: sounds scary, but uc-berkeley nuclear engineer says we should not be alarmed. >> the amounts are still very sma small. >> reporter: radiation is everywhere in our environment. what's interesting is radiation from japan has traveled all the way here. >> as a scientist, it's interesting t
a big role in libyan oil industry. >>> the united nation's nuclear watch dog is urging japan to evacuate more people. once again around the crippled fukushima power plant. radiation from japan's nuclear plant has been detected in milk as far away as our west coast. >> reporter: the baby was born neared the fukushima nuclear plant. she is being checked with for radiation contamination. as the situation gets worse her mother says i get more scared. in japan concern is rising as higher levels of radiation are detected. seawater around the plant now has more than 4300 times the legal limit. water pooling underneath the plant has $10,000 times too much radiation. it has even made its way into soil 25 miles away. and beef 40 miles away from the crippled nuclear reactor complex. that's prompted the u.n. nuclear watch dog group to call for an expanded evacuation zone. everyone is so worried this restaurant owner says they don't want to leave their home. american and french nuclear experts have arrived to help. offering robots that go into the plant and pinpoint the radiation leaks. in the u.s. t
's something many californians are doing on their own. >> what happened in japan, our earthquake supplies have been selling out. it's hard to keep it on the shelf. >> there are over 12 million people in l.a. if something major were to happen like happened in japan, we'd be kind of out of luck, i think. >> reporter: we visited an earthquake simulator to learn how to survive a 6.2 magnitude quake. clearly they didn't warn me before they turned it on. oh my god. that was so strong. >> yeah. >> reporter: and i didn't know what to do. >> exactly. >> reporter: what is the right thing? twl we >> what i tried to do, to push you underneath there. >> reporter: there are a lot of things you can do before the ground starts shaking. you can secure electronics and furniture. the biggest sellers are the kits, with essentials like food and water. these pacts stay fresh for five years. just drink two of these and eat these two and that would be enough for a whole day. >> doesn't look like much. >> well, it isn't, but you don't want to be carrying your entire kitchen with you. >> reporter: also inside, a blanke
. >>> pressure is mounting on japan to expand the evacuation zone around its damaged power plant amid concerns about radiation seeping from the facility. the u.n.'s nuclear agency says radiation in one village 25 miles from the complex is twice the suggested threshold for evacuation. anyone within a 12-mile zone has already been told to leave. meanwhile, the country's emperor and empress made a rare public appearance wednesday trying to comfort the victims of the disaster. now there is new disturbing evidence regarding radiation from japan drifting to the united states. tests of milk samples in spokane, washington, indicate the presence of radio taf iodine from japan's nuclear plant. but the environmental protection agency cautions such findings are expected and they are far below levels of public health concern even for infants. >>> here at home, the ohio legislature has voted to severely limit collective bargaining rights for public workers. amid shouts and engineers yesterday, both the house and senate approved the measure which allows unions to negotiate wages, but not health care, sick ti
on japan this morning to expand the evacuation zone around its damaged nuclear power plant amid concerns about radiation seeping from the facility. the u.n.'s nuclear agency says radiation in one village 25 miles from the complex is twice the suggested threshold for evacuation. anyone within a 12-mile zone has already been told to leave. >>> meanwhile, the country's emppror and empress made a rare public appearance wednesday trying to comfort the victims of the disaster. >>> now there's new, disturbing evidence regarding radiation from japan drifting to the united states. tests of milk samples in spokane, washington, indicate the presence of radioactive iodine from japan's nuclear plant. but the environmental protection agency cautions such findings are expected and are far below levels of public health concern, including for infants. >>> now here at home, after weeks of provide labor protests focusing on wisconsin, the ohio legislature has voted to severely limit collective bargaining rights for public workers. amid shouts and jeers yesterday, both the house and senate approved the meas
will be scaled back. >>> also a sign that japan's nuclear crisis is impacting outs food. a low level of radiation has been detected in milk samples in washington state. the feds say its five thousand times below the fda risk level. in japan un inspectors are picking up radiation levels outside the current zone. those readings 25-miles the plant and are about two times higher than what normally prompts the agency to tell people to clear out. crews going against the clock to try to fix a sink hole this is flash flooding last week. mark sayer on why this will have to be a quick but lasting fix. >> reporter: the pacific coast mobile home park is in blackness tonight, the power still out and no sewer or water service, all 43 spaces have been red or yellow tagged nobody is allowed to be here over night. >> your life goes limbo for a couple weeks until you get back in. >> reporter: keith doesn't know if he will ever be able to go back. >> it's undermined by a hole and they are talking to me about moving. >> reporter: what was first thought be a new sink hole opened up but its been determined it's an e
's most senior members. >> kristen: more radiation from the japan disaster being detected. scientists have found trace amounts but experts are very clear, it's not dangerous. u.c. berkeley testing shows the presence of iodine and other chemicals that have made their way from japan to the shore here. the pollution also is in the air but good news the iodine has half-life of just eight days. trace levels are so small compared to everyday background radiation they are inconsequential. >> thousand times less than what we normally see in the environment. >>> mike can help us half-life is eight days, is that the amount of time for half of the substance to become inert. that is not very long time. >> three or four days to get from the weather to japan to here. right now it's moving well to our north so it's going to hit north of us. bringing us these record highs, it is warm out this morning. radiation in the form of ultraviolet and infrared and all that stuff is coming and 4:53, as we look down from mount tamalpais. san francisco in the middle and way off in the back, you can see hayward. let's
-starting the already-stagnated industry will be even more difficult following the crisis at japan's fukushima plant. the president says wind, solar, and other sources of clean energy are also key to his plan but they still depend on massive government subsidies, money that's hard to find in tight budgets. even coal took a big hit last year when 29 miners lost their lives at the upper big branch mine in west virginia. now, all of the energy plans the president talked about today are focused on the long-term and white house advisors concede there's not really anything the president can do to bring down the price of gas in any significant way this year. erica. >> hill: chip, thanks. chip reid at the white house. american drivers, though, are beginning to do their part to conserve, and as national correspondent dean reynolds tells us, that means the heyday of the gas guzzler is over. >> 142.5! >> reporter: on the roller coaster ride of energy prices, gasoline is going up again. >> $65 for gas this is pretty unbelievable. >> reporter: but lessons learned since the last spike in 2008 are cushioning the b
were all deeply saddened by the events that happened last week in japan. and our hearts go out to the millions of people in japan affected by this disaster. however, a bit of good news in all of this is that schools throughout our district are collecting donations for the japanese earthquake and tsunami relief efforts. one elementary school coordinated a potluck, a concert and an auction and ralph and were able to raise $22,000 for the japan relief fund. they deserve a round of applause. on behalf of the superintendent and the board of education, we are extremely proud of our schools and students for showing us how to be good global citizens in offering a hand of comfort to our brothers and sisters across the pacific. thank you very much. president mendoza: thank you very much deputy superintendent. our next item is item c, recognition of the resolution of accommodations and throw it back to you. >> at this point in time, i would like to call susan righter, who will present the rave distinct issued service award to a member of our community. >> i'm pleased to be here this eveni
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